FAQ

Top Questions

How do you manage your time?

The first step is to create spare time by avoiding TV (🇺🇸). For tips about time planning, check my conference at Marmara University (🇹🇷)  or my TEDx 2018 speech (🇹🇷). My central productivity app used to be Evernote, but I moved to Apple Notes. I do private time management workshops; organized by Denge (🇹🇷).

Where are the supplementary files of your books Veritabani Mantigi / Programcilik Mantigi?

The files are available at the publishers website (🇹🇷). In case the link is broken, here is an alternative link for Veritabani Mantigi.

Should I live abroad?

That would be a good decision in terms of experience and personal growth. I recommend reading about my experience in Germany (🇹🇷) and the reasons why I returned (🇹🇷). You can also watch my speech on ABAP Career in Europe (🇹🇷).

Why do you prefer Object Oriented ABAP?

Because it has significant advantages over procedural ABAP, especially when empowered by design patterns. Check my corresponding article (🇹🇷.

Why do you post in English?

I have global followers, foreign relatives and friends which don’t speak Turkish. I explained my case here (🇺🇸) and  here (🇹🇷).


Topics

ABAP 

If you are looking for general career guidance, you’ll find it here: How To Pick A Profession (🇺🇸).

If you are looking for SAP / ABAP specific career guidance, you are likely to find most of your answers by watching my career conference at Halic University (🇹🇷) or by reading my article Career in ABAP (🇺🇸). Freelancer aspirants should read this article (🇹🇷), while new graduates should read that article (🇹🇷). My ally Ümit Erol has also published some good articles (🇹🇷) on the subject.

To advance as a software architect, I recommend reading my SAP Press book Design Patterns in ABAP Objects (🇺🇸) . I have published most of my ABAP documents on SlideShare and my personal code library on GitHub. You can check the software.sap category of my blog for further tips & tricks.

Bass 

First of all, you probably don’t need an expensive bass (🇺🇸). I have two articles on picking the right bass; one in English (🇺🇸) and one in Turkish (🇹🇷). If you are between a Precision – Jazz Bass, check this article (🇺🇸). My bass gear of choice can be seen here.

I have published an article (🇺🇸) and a video (🇹🇷) on bass guitar setup. For EQ, check my article How I EQ my Basses (🇺🇸) . Guitar players might find them useful too. You can check the music.bass  category of my blog for further tips & tricks.

Mac 

As a satisfied Mac customer, I recommend getting one. Here are some of my articles to help you decide: Why I Like Mac’s Better over PC’s (🇺🇸) , Mac Prejudices (🇺🇸) , Checklist After a New Mac Purchase (🇺🇸) . I keep an updated list of the apps I use (🇺🇸) . You can also check the software.mac category of my blog for countless tips & tricks. Finally; sihirlielma.com (🇹🇷) has many valuable articles for new Mac users.

Minimalism

I believe in Possessional Minimalism (🇺🇸). Once you understand Two Factor Theory (🇺🇸), you see that many brands make you feel inferior (🇺🇸) to sell you commodities you don’t need. The idea of diminishing returns (🇺🇸) could prevent you from buying too expensive things (🇺🇸), such as luxury guitars (🇺🇸).

Quran

Check my central page about The Quran (🇹🇷), which contains hierarchical links to my posts under the category “kuran“. You can also watch my YouTube series (🇹🇷) on the subject.


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